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  1. Sravan Kumar10's Avatar
    i am planing on buying a new windows10 phone in a month or so. can anyone tell me which one is good? are the things mentioned on this thread <Windows 10 Mobile build 14926 Discussion (Redstone 2; Fast Ring)> be a problem for the people who are buying a windows phone for the first time?
    Last edited by RumoredNow; 09-16-2016 at 11:39 AM. Reason: added thread title
    09-16-2016 06:20 AM
  2. speccy's Avatar
    i am planing on buying a new windows10 phone in a month or so. can anyone tell me which one is good? are the things mentioned on this thread be a problem for the people who are buying a windows phone for the first time?
    There aren't many to choose from to be honest, nice size screen and generally very high quality product - Lumia 950. Same but a bit faster and with a bigger screen - Lumia 950XL. Get a Mozo cover for it though, the standard one feels really cheap.
    09-16-2016 08:25 AM
  3. RumoredNow's Avatar
    i am planing on buying a new windows10 phone in a month or so. can anyone tell me which one is good? are the things mentioned on this thread <Windows 10 Mobile build 14926 Discussion (Redstone 2; Fast Ring)> be a problem for the people who are buying a windows phone for the first time?
    1. What to buy depends on a few things. What country you are in may affect availability. What is your budget? Do you want a built for W10M device or would you mind upgrading a Windows Phone 8.1 device to 10?
    2. The thread where you originally posted this question is for the latest experimental build. A test bed for what will not be a stable release until Spring of 2017, so NO you would not experience what those users are reporting unless you used the Insider Program and moved to the most risky builds...

    Have a read here: http://forums.windowscentral.com/win...elines%5D.html
    09-16-2016 11:43 AM
  4. daimv's Avatar
    Newest ones are the Acer one, the HP one, the NuAns Neo, etc
    09-16-2016 12:05 PM
  5. EspHack's Avatar
    if you're in the US and just want to try the latest w10m that is 14393 for you for the optimal experience and the best phone at about 80$ would be the unlocked ATT lumia 830 and at 130-150$ would be the lumia icon, for about 300$ is the bestess 950

    dont bother with the 640(former best value wp) it costs almost the same as a 830 on ebay and the 830 is a much better package

    if you're not in the US and/or can get packets from the US then your options are pretty slim and shrinking by the hour... the best you can do is find a local shop with a 640 or a local online marketplace
    techiez and vk1971 like this.
    09-16-2016 03:54 PM
  6. Aamir Mustafa's Avatar
    There are not many choices left now. It depends on your budget but I recommend Lumia 950 XL or HP Elite X3 if you can afford them.
    09-17-2016 11:33 AM
  7. Great deal's Avatar
    Continuum - is it important? if so then do you require multitasking with multiple apps open? if yes then wait as continuum cant offer that yet, not even with the X3. If no then get a 950, super cheap and a good offer, get it SIM only and you can sell the handset as new devices roll out over the next 12 months. Personally im getting an iPhone 5 or 6 until the Surface Phone or X86 based phones come out. I cant wait and the app gap is getting annoying and in my way.
    techiez likes this.
    09-17-2016 05:07 PM
  8. Bobvfr's Avatar
    Of the Lumia/Microsoft phones you can still buy, the 640 is an 8.1 phone so you would need to upgrade to W10, the 650 is a good all rounder but doesn't have Continuum, the 950 and 950 XL are top end spec phones with Continuum, as mentioned there are now other makers like the very powerful but very expensive HP Elite.

    If you aren't a massive app user (And you will be surprised how good the MS supplied apps are) then apps really don't cause an issue, I have a banking app can control my lights, check the stars, there are plenty more but you don't have the choice you get on some other platforms.

    And as mentioned, there is no need to go on insiders, I used to be, but I am now back to production build, yes it means I am a couple of months behind some users on some parts of the OS/apps, but I don't have the issues they have when bugs get introduced.

    I really am liking where MS are going with the OS now, and the integration of my phone with my PC is fantastic and getting better, the latest Skype preview (Fast ring insiders) allows Skype to become your fully integrated message centre, so SMS and MMS will show up and be send-able from your PC using your phones allowances.
    RumoredNow likes this.
    09-17-2016 05:51 PM
  9. abhishek singh21's Avatar
    your budget is a big factor here and will throttle down on the features you get . If you want premium high end devices with iris scanner and windows hello you can always opt for lumia 950.xl. where as if you are looking for a mid range devcie lumia 650 should be the best option :)


    with the lumia line going to end in a few months, i would personally suggest to wait a while until Microsoft discusses plans to bring in new devices by early 2017. :)
    techiez, RumoredNow and libra89 like this.
    09-17-2016 10:16 PM
  10. anthonyng's Avatar
    with the lumia line going to end in a few months, i would personally suggest to wait a while until Microsoft discusses plans to bring in new devices by early 2017. :)
    I don't think that matters as the current line of 650, 950, 950xl have a lot of life in them still considering how my 920 is still usable.
    09-18-2016 12:04 AM
  11. abhishek singh21's Avatar
    I don't think that matters as the current line of 650, 950, 950xl have a lot of life in them still considering how my 920 is still usable.
    the choice is always yours to make :)
    09-18-2016 12:07 AM

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